Eggcellent Stuffed Chocolate Peppers

Eggcellent Stuffed Chocolate Peppers

Chocolate Pepper?

chocolate and purple peppers

chocolate and purple peppers

When I saw chocolate peppers in the grocery store, I became very excited. I had never seen a chocolate pepper before! At first I wondered, do they taste like chocolate? Or are they merely named after their chocolate brown colouring? I google searched them, and this is what I uncovered:

  • They are bell peppers that ripen from green to brown if left to mature for 85 days
  • As they change colour, the sweetness increases.
  • The don't taste like chocolate (boooo!). They are much sweeter than green peppers, but not as sweet as red peppers.

I also decided to buy a dark purple pepper (because I have never tried this either)!

  • I was shocked when I cut into the purple pepper, and uncovered green flesh!
  • A pigment called anthocyanin produces the dark purple color. It also contains antioxidant properties.
  • It has a sweet green flavour and a crisp texture. It's not as sweet as a red pepper.
  • And we all know that Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
purple peppers

purple pepper

Did you know? Red peppers are simply ripened green peppers!

Eggcellent Stuffed Chocolate Pepper

Omelette in a chocolate pepper bowl

  • Cut the lid (top) off of a pepper (any colour will do). Chop up the lid and use it later for the egg white scramble. Remove and discard the seed core from the inside.
  •  Place the following into a non-stick skillet (or use non-stick cooking spray, such as PAM):
    • The extra saved pepper pieces
    • 1 cup spinach (I buy mine pre-washed & cut to save time)
    • 1 cup of egg whites
    • 4 sliced cherry tomatoes
    • 1/2 cup mushrooms
    • 1/4 cup Daiya Vegan Cheese Mozzarella Style Shreds
      • Daiya Vegan Cheese, which is free of dairy (casein, whey and lactose), soy, gluten, eggs, rice, peanuts and tree nuts (except coconut oil).  It is also cholesterol & trans-fat free and contains no preservatives.  You can find it in the cheese section of your grocery store.
      • I use vegan cheese because dairy gives me dairyarrhea.
    • Season with Black Pepper and Salt-Free Seasoning (eg. Mrs. Dash)
  • Place the egg mixture into the pepper bowl. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information:

calories: 218, fat: 2.2g, saturated fat: 0.6g, cholesterol: 0mg, sodium: 510.1mg, carbohydrates: 16g, fiber: 4.9g, NET CARBS: 11.1g, sugars: 8.7g, protein: 32.2g

Ingredient Information:

=> Find detailed explanations about the ingredients used in this recipe in my Ingredient Encyclopaedia.

Welcome! If you want to learn how to MOVE and EAT BETTER, you've come to the right place! I'm Dr. Sara Solomon. I'm a certified StrongFit coach and an intermittent fasting expert. I have degrees in dentistry (DMD) and physiotherapy (BSc PT), and I'm also a Pilates Mat Level 1 Instructor, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (2016-2021), ACE personal trainer, NASM fitness nutrition specialist, a Mad Dogg Spinning Instructor, and a certified level 2 Buddy Lee Jump Rope Trainer and Ambassador. I'm a BSN Supplements and Til You Collapse sponsored athlete. My passion is helping people overcome restrictive diets and muscle imbalances so they can FEEL their very best!

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